Post Dust2Dawson BBQ at Trail's End BMW

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TheSeeker, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. TheSeeker

    TheSeeker Slingin' Steel

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    Hey ADV'ers, This is Justin from Trail's End BMW in Fairbanks. I wanted to get this out to test the waters here...

    We are planning a post Dust2Dawson Barbeque at the shop on Sunday, June 24th starting at Noon. I had such a great time at D2D last year and didn't want the trip to end! So I got to thinking... Why not keep the party going a little longer? :freaky Who wants to come to Fairbanks and have some free grub?

    Many of you know that Fairbanks' Farthest North Harley-Davidson Outpost took over the Trail's End BMW shop that was originated by the infamous George Rahn a couple of years back... Through a stroke of sheer luck and lots and lots of miles, I ended up in Fairbanks to head up the BMW portion of the business. :eek1

    Some of the big changes for this year are the additions of Touratech Accessories and Heidenau Tires to our already well stocked parts department. And I am all ears :ear for suggestions!

    I've started a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trails-End-BMW/235675129806997 *Please stop by to "Like" us.

    I also kept a ride report on my trip to Texas last fall on a 2009 BMW K1200LT (6000+ miles in 9 days) that can be found here: www.trailsendbmw.blogspot.com

    If you'd like to hear about some of my previous adventuring drop me a note at: trailsendbmw@gmail.com

    -or- stop by my personal blog, that was subject to much ADVrider bashing: www.where-is-g.blogspot.com

    I look forward to hearing from, and most importantly, riding with you all again soon! :evil

    -Justin
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  2. Fighter

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    Hey D2Ders.... let's help Justin out a bit here by speaking up so he can take a collective temperature.

    Justin came to me with this Fairbanks barbeque idea last year and wanted to know what I thought. We talked about a pre vs a post D2D get-down and kind of both agreed that a post event would most likely draw the bigger crowd. I am thinking a few lower 48ers might still be heading north after D2D... plus we might get a few Anchorriders who aren't quite ready to end their ride.

    Those were just my thoughts.
    What about the rest of you???
    Justin will need some lead time so give a shout out on your interest/preference.

    Step right up and speak into the mic. :ear:ear:ear:ear:ear:ear
    Fite
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  3. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    We plan on heading that way after D2D and would welcome the BBQ. If is also a chance for folks to pick-up all the swag they won in Dawson that Trails End is going to provide. Make sure George gets an invite.
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  4. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    I think I am on board for that. A little out of the way, but I bet there will be plenty of company heading back south after the BBQ. Do people always leave there on the same day?
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  5. mnesci

    mnesci Adventure Dad

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    Im coming up from Chicago and will miss D2D, but should probably be in Faibanks by Sunday the 24th. Im very interested and hoping to stay at the Fairbanks dorms.
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  6. TSD

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    Didn't realize that Trail's End was still there! :clap I am also heading that way (Prudhoe Bay bound) after the D2D. I'll definitely stop in if the party continues...

    May be looking for a fresh set of Tourances for the GSA on the way back for the trip to back to Phila. Is that something you have in stock? Can you PM me the prices for a 110/80-19 and a 150/70-17 and mounting/balancing?
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  7. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    Dawson thins out a great deal on Saturday. Many of the Anchorage / Squarebanks riders stop in Tok for Saturday nite and others ride all the way home.
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  8. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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    Im coming that way after D2D...Prudhoe bay bound as well! :trp
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  9. Solarmoose

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    Justin,
    Sounds like a PLAN. Cee and I are in. If you need any help let us know. Its on my calendar.
    David
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  10. AK Bob

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    Since Justin was trying to get his boss to buy off on it. It should be fun and work out great for Everyone.
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  11. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I'm with AKbeemer. If I can make this trip I plan leaving Dawson Sat. morning and camping in Tok Sat night. If the BBQ is Sat. and I can get leave a month after signing into a new company, I'm in!!!!
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  12. TheSeeker

    TheSeeker Slingin' Steel

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    I will be sure to let George know. I'm hoping to get out to his place this summer. :eek1 George joined us at our shop Christmas party this year and said he'd let me take a ride on his R80GS! Not going to pass up that offer. :clap

    Hoping the bosses will donate a nice amount of swag... Keep the replies coming to push the interest meter off the charts. :rofl
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  13. beemerphile

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    That matches my plans as well. Looks like there will be several who are taking on the Dalton after the Dempster. I would be in for the event.
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  14. AlaskaTiger

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    I'm in. Might not make D2D (want to) but will definitely hit the BBQ. Thanks for thinking of this, Justin.
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  15. Spousal Unit

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    In! Trails end has the most awesome cooks!
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  16. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Justin, Ellen and I will be faffing around in Alaska a month or so prior to D2D then we head up to Inuvik after D2D, we will drop in and say hi anyway when we pass through Fairbanks.

    Be warned we are only on two skunky DR650's ... so we might park down the street a bit :D
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  17. Shatford

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    I've got it on my calendar and will be there. Should be a good way to end D2D for this year.
    Yippeeee.:freaky:freaky
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  18. TheSeeker

    TheSeeker Slingin' Steel

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    Now if we could just get this darn snow to start melting, we could get out and get riding!! :rofl

    It is excellent to hear the response from you all. I'm looking forward to a great group here. I will continue to post as the event progresses and gets closer. :freaky

    Thanks to all you Fairbanks folks for the support and offers of help as well.

    Cheers.
    -Justin
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  19. Fighter

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  20. The Dick

    The Dick CFDVN/BRICK

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    I have been looking for a good reason to go to SquareBanks, do dey let us Canuckle Heads into dat town?

    Y'all goin to have a little red wine with the BBQ?

    Shit, that is Chicken Shit, chicken BBQ in Chicken with Susan and a big ass BBQ the next day, I think I am in!

    Yes the snow will go and we will ride again goddammit!
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